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Royal Exhibition Building

Eastern and Western Forecourts

Located on either side of the Royal Exhibition Building, from Rathdowne and Nicholson Streets respectively, the Eastern and Western Forecourts are landscaped spaces adjoining Carlton Gardens, Museum Plaza and Southern Drive.

Interior of the Royal Exhibition Building

Gallery Level

From the light and breezy mezzanine Gallery Level, you can look down over the balcony and gaze across the floor or up towards the starry sky of the Dome with its exquisitely painted Renaissance-like murals beneath.

Dinner function set-up

Ground Floor

​The ground floor of the Royal Exhibition Building is immediately impressive. No matter which triumphal portico you enter, as soon as you look up you’ll be struck by the breathtaking ceilings.

Museum Plaza

Museum Plaza

Most often used as public event space or for outdoor exhibitions, this immense area is an exciting platform for any number of events – the possibilities are endless!

Crowd watching light projection on building

Southern Drive

​Southern Drive is bordered by perfectly landscaped garden beds and separates the Royal Exhibition Building from the southern end of the Carlton Gardens.

Aerial view of the dome of the Royal Exhibition Building

Dome Promenade

If you’re looking for a special location for filming and photography, a unique venue to celebrate your wedding or corporate event, the Dome Promenade is the perfect space for you.

Melbourne Museum Foyer

Main Foyer and Walk

Melbourne Museum is celebrated for its striking architecture, on full display in our Main Foyer and Walk.

Treetops, Melbourne Museum

Treetops

Floor-to-ceiling glass envelops our magical Treetops space, allowing beautiful views over historic Carlton Gardens.

North Terrace, Melbourne Museum

North Terrace

North Terrace is a unique outdoor space surrounded by different natural environments.

Auditorium

Museum Theatre

Our Museum Theatre is a brilliant contemporary venue space, purpose-built with a large stage, two screen options and engineered sound system.

Cocktail function set-up

Melbourne Gallery

The Melbourne Story is an immersive display of some of the most fascinating elements of what makes Melbourne marvellous. What a talking point for a corporate dinner or cocktail party!

Science and Life Gallery, Melbourne Museum

Science and Life Gallery

Both entrances to the Science and Life Gallery create a sense of wonder. From the massive blue whale skeleton in the Main Foyer and Walk to the theatrical display of transformation in the Evolution Gallery, there is definitely something to spark curiosity in your guests.

Museum Plaza

Melbourne Museum Plaza

Most often used as public event space or for outdoor exhibitions, this immense area is an exciting platform for any number of events – the possibilities are endless!

Event being held in the Long Room, Immigration Museum

Long Room

Our Long Room is inspiring in its size. Originally a thriving hub of trade activity, it has remained an important commercial location for over one hundred years.

Grand Foyer

Grand Foyer

The Grand Foyer is on the first floor and is accessible by an elegant, ornate staircase, creating a wonderful sense of anticipation on arrival at your event.

Atrium, Immigration Museum

Atrium

Our Atrium is a beautiful glass conservatory at the rear of Old Customs House, connecting the main building to the Courtyard.

Immigration Museum Courtyard

Courtyard

Our sun-drenched Courtyard, a tranquil haven in the middle of the CBD

Boiler House, Pumping Station

Pumping Station Boiler House

We are always excited to welcome guests to the heritage-listed Pumping Station – its impressive industrial architecture and unique history always makes for a memorable occasion.

Engine Room, Pumping Station

Pumping Station Engine Room

With settings running down the middle of this impressive structure and surrounded by a fascinating collection of engineering tools, equipment and relics, the Engine Room is ideal for a variety of events.

Group of children running towards the camera. Old brick building in the background

Scienceworks Arena

Our Arena presents a unique opportunity to hire a massive oval for any number of uses – just let your imagination be your guide. Perfect for Corporate Family Days!

Girl running through a white tunnel

Main Exhibition Gallery

We love hosting cocktail parties and other events in the Main Exhibition Gallery – guests always get a real kick out of our renowned Sportsworks exhibition.

People viewing a show in the planetarium

Melbourne Planetarium

Melbourne Planetarium is an extraordinary space. Sit back beneath a horizontal dome 16 metres high and see the night sky revealed like never before!

Audience watching a science show

Lightning Theatre

Perfect for giving your event an electrifying atmosphere!

Helen R Quinn Energy Lab

The Helen R Quinn Energy Lab is a fully-equipped auditorium perfect for dynamic presentations.

audience in a large theatre

IMAX Melbourne

Imagine having the enormous IMAX screen at your disposal for your presentation, product launch or big announcement.

Touring Hall and Foyer

The Touring Hall at Melbourne Museum has hosted some of the world’s finest large-scale exhibitions, so you are only limited by your imagination!

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